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Free Fire by C. J. (Author) Box
  

Free Fire

Part of the Joe Pickett Series

RRP £7.99

Synopsis

Free Fire by C. J. (Author) Box

Joe Pickett, recently fired from his job as a Wyoming game warden, is working on his father-in-law's ranch when he receives a visit from the governor. Governor Rulon - a devious but down-home politico - has a special request, one Joe knows he can't refuse. For weeks, the headlines have been abuzz with the story of Clay McCann, a lawyer who slaughtered four campers in a far-off corner of Yellowstone.After the murders, McCann immediately turned himself in at the nearest ranger station. Seemed like a slam-dunk case for law enforcement - except that the crimes were committed in a thin sliver of land with zero residents and overlapping jurisdiction, the so-called free-fire zone. McCann has taken advantage of an obscure loophole in the law: neither the state nor the federal government can try him for his crime. The worst mass murderer in Wyoming history walks out of jail a free man.Governor Rulon, sensitive to the rising tide of public outrage, wants his own investigation into the murders and will reinstate Joe as a game warden if he'll go to Yellowstone without portfolio to investigate. Joe, happy to get his badge back, even under these circumstances, agrees.It quickly becomes clear to Joe that McCann is deeply involved with some illegal activity taking place in the park - something tremendously lucrative and unusually dangerous. As Joe and his partner Nate Romanowski search for the key to the murders, they discover that it may be hidden in the rugged terrain of the park itself.

Reviews

Joe doesn't let us down... exhilarating. * New York Times * Absorbing... his best yet. The author vividly evokes Yellowstone's natural beauty, but the book's real power emanates from Pickett's (and Box's) passion for preserving the wilderness and stopping those who would cynically destroy it. * Publishers Weekly *STARRED REVIEW* * Box knows how to turn on the nail-biting suspense and violence until the cliff-hanger of an ending. * Library Journal *STARRED REVIEW* * One of the most talented thriller writers at work today. * Daily Express * One of today's solid-gold A-list must-read writers. -- Lee Child


About the Author

C.J. Box is the winner of the Anthony Award, Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, the Barry Award and the Edgar Award and is also an L.A. Times Book Prize finalist. His novels are US bestsellers and have been translated into 21 languages. Box lives with his family outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Visit his website at www.cjbox.net.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2011

Author

C. J. (Author) Box

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Publisher

Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781848879911

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